New Sporlan Refrigeration Troubleshooting App is Now Available for Download

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Washington, MO, March 2016 – Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is proud to announce that the Sporlan Refrigeration Troubleshooting App, designed to assist field technicians of all skill levels with troubleshooting components of a Direct Expansion (DX) refrigeration system is fully released and available for download for both Apple and Android devices.

The app includes a guided mode and expert mode to aid the different skill levels of technicians. For the less experienced technician, the guided mode in the app walks the user through a series of questions with only “Yes” or “No” answers leading the user the correct action required. The questions follow flow diagrams that were created to cover all aspects of a direct expansion refrigeration system. For the more experienced technician, the expert mode breaks down troubleshooting into 6 sections to quickly get to the root cause of the problem. The app allows users to go through the troubleshooting process, get to a corrective action and capture any notes including pictures, videos, voice memos, and text.

The app received the 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award Honorable Mention for the Software Category. The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original HVACR products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo. Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value, and market impact.

Steve Schuster, Food Retail Market Manager, commented, “Service companies spend countless hours troubleshooting refrigeration systems. By reducing the amount of misdiagnosed problems, time and money can be saved, helping the service company’s bottom line.”

“Users can become more efficient and accurate with their troubleshooting skills by acquiring the information that will help reach a diagnosis quicker and more accurately,” Schuster added.

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With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 55,000 people in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.

Parker Sporlan Products Introduced for Low-GWP Refrigerants

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Washington, MO – February 29, 2016 – Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has released products designed for next-generation low-GWP refrigerants. These product offerings address systems designed for CO2 (carbon dioxide), hydrocarbon, HFO (hydrofluoroolefin), and lower-GWP HFC refrigerants.

New products for transcritical CO2 systems include 140 bar (2030 psi) MRP-rated gas cooler/flash gas bypass valves, and filter-driers. Products for subcritical CO2 applications include electric expansion and pressure regulating valves, solenoid valves, filter-driers, check valves, and sightglass moisture indicators rated up to 70 bar (1015 psi) MRP.

ATEX compliance under EU directive 94/9/EC, certified by an independent laboratory, assures that Sporlan products are safe to use in systems with flammable refrigerants such as hydrocarbons. ATEX compliant thermostatic expansion valves, solenoid valves, filter-driers, and sightglass moisture indicators for use with A2L and A3 refrigerants, including R290. Certifications are underway on additional product lines, including electric valves.

Sporlan is “ready to support” the refrigeration industry with products optimized for R448A and R449A, as high-GWP HFCs are phased out of use in medium and low-temperature refrigeration. Products are also available for R1234ze, R450A, and R513A for use in chillers and many other high and medium-temperature applications. New thermostatic charges for TEVs have been developed where appropriate to deliver the best broad-range superheat control with these new refrigerants. Parker ZoomLock and ZoomLine products are approved for use with HFOs, as well as most HFCs. Extensive material compatibility testing has been done by Parker, with support by Chemours’ and Honeywell’s labs to ensure long-term reliability and leak-free performance with HFOs and HFO-blends.

While much of the industry focuses on these new refrigerants, lower-GWP HFC refrigerants continue to play an important role in both new installations and retrofits. Sporlan offers a complete range of products for R407A, R407C, R407F, and other environmentally friendly replacements for high-GWP HCFCs and HFCs.

“Parker strongly supports the global initiatives underway to reduce the effect of refrigerants on the environment in which we all live. This comprehensive range of products, along with expert technical support is key to helping our OEM and wholesale customers smoothly and quickly transition to the future with next generation low-GWP refrigerants.” said John Withouse, Refrigerants Technical Lead for Parker.

Parker Hannifin Wins 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award Honorable Mention for Sporlan Refrigeration Troubleshooting App

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Washington, MO, November 2015 – Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, recently learned that the Sporlan Refrigeration Troubleshooting App, designed to assist field technicians of all skill levels with troubleshooting components of a Direct Expansion (DX) refrigeration system received the 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award Honorable Mention for the Software Category. The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original HVACR products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.

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Sporlan Refrigeration Troubleshooting App was designed to assist field technicians of all skill levels with troubleshooting all components of a Direct Expansion (DX) refrigeration system. The App utilizes 80 Years’ worth of experience in the HVACR industry to provide the best troubleshooting information. The app also allows the technician to take notes while troubleshooting the system. The app has two mode to assist different levels of technicians.

Guided Mode –

This mode steps the User through a series of Yes or No troubleshooting questions to get to the root cause of the problem. It goes through all aspects of a DX refrigeration system and gives the technician 7 areas to start from. This modes is focused on the newer technician base and teaches them a good process to follow when troubleshooting DX systems.

Expert Mode –

This modes breaks down troubleshooting into 6 sections to get to the root cause of the problem. It gives a drop-down list in each section where an experienced technicians can quickly get to a proposed corrective action. This mode is setup to give a checklist of possible scenarios for an experienced technician, for them to ensure they haven’t missed something.

Notepad –

This feature allows technicians to make notes, record memos, capture pictures, or even record a video. Once the notes is created and all information is collected, the User has options to Email the information, Message the information, Print the information, save the information on iCloud, or send the information to Dropbox. This is a great way for a User to provide proof of work to a boss or customer.

Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value, and market impact. Award winners will be recognized in a formal ceremony at the 2016 AHR Expo, set for January 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 55,000 people in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.

Parker ZoomLock, Braze-free Connectors Wins 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award

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Washington, MO, November 2015 – Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, was informed that ZoomLock, a braze-free HVAC/R copper connecting concept received the 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award for the Tools and Instruments Category. The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original HVAC/R products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.

Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value, and market impact. Award winners will be recognized in a formal ceremony at the 2016 AHR Expo, set for January 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Press-to-connect fittings were developed over 20 years ago and have been widely adopted in the plumbing industry due to the significant time savings, repeatability, and simplicity of installation. However, ZoomLock’s patented design is the ONLY press-to-connect technology that is approved for HVAC/R operating pressures up to 700 psi. This truly is a ground breaking technology for the HVAC/R industry aimed at increasing technician productivity. One technician can quickly do the connecting job alone, with no torch, no hot-work permits, no safety equipment and no special experience. In just minutes, ZoomLock provides a clean, leak-proof connection, and the fittings are more repeatable than brazed joints. By eliminating concerns about gas and flames, ZoomLock also gives you more flexibility in where and when you can work, plus there’s no need to nitrogen-purge the lines.

Using specially designed crimping tools, just connect the deburred tube ends into the fitting (which has o-rings inside), and press the assembly into place for a secure, leak-free seal.

Another advantage of the braze-free process is that if the press fitting is not crimped properly, it can easily be re-crimped. In addition, it requires no adhesives, just the crimping tool and the fitting.

Parker braze-free connectors are currently available as a traditional straight coupling and a 90 degree elbow, with a tees, reducers, slip couplings, and caps connectors coming soon. The fittings can accommodate copper tubes from 1/4” to 1-1/8” with maximum operating pressure of 700 psi.

“The value is best captured in applications where multiple braze joints must be made quickly, cleanly, and leak free allowing over 50% time savings,” said Scott Junkin, ZoomLock Product Manager.

Parker has been granted an exclusive license with RLS LLC to manufacture key products with built-in RLS Press Fitting technology. For more information, contact Parker Hannifin – Sporlan Division at 636-239-1111.

To speed repairs in the field, Parker has been granted an exclusive license to distribute RLS Refrigeration Press Fittings. Contact your local Sporlan Sales Engineer, Sporlan Authorized Wholesaler or Parker Distributor for additional information.

With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 55,000 people in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.

Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin is a Bronze Winner in ACHR News 2015 Dealer Design Awards

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Washington, MO,July 20, 2015 – Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, was recognized for excellence in product designin the 12th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 107 entries. The company’s SMART Service Tool Kit was the Bronze Award Winner in the Electronic Tools category. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries.

News Publisher Mike Murphy stated, “These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions.”

“The SMART Service Tool Kit includes the only wire-free sensors available in the HVAC/R industry,” said Matt Wehmeyer, product manager. “The sensors achieve an Ingress Protection rating of IP-65, which allows them to be used in the rain and dirty environments. This feature, along with the long battery life and robust designs are what sets the sensors apart from the competition.”

“The sensors from the SMART Service Tool Kit can be easily attached to the refrigeration or AC unit. Once the app is activated, the pressures and temperatures will be displayed right on your smart phone or tablet. The app also calculates superheat and subcooling, records and stores the data in a .csv file, and quickly prepares an email to send your data to anyone. It’s that simple,” said Wehmeyer. “We are happy to be recognized as a leader in the Electronic Tools category and as we continue to enhance the product, we are sure that contractors will want to add this to their toolbox.”

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 20, 2015 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals. For more information and further coverage, visit www.achrnews.com.

Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin is a Gold Winner in ACHR News 2015 Dealer Design Awards

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Washington, MO,July 20, 2015 – Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, was recognized for excellence in product designin the 12th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 107 entries. The company’s ZoomLock was the Gold Award Winner in the Components and Accessories category. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries.

News Publisher Mike Murphy stated, “These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions.”

“The ZoomLock’s patented RLS technology was developed with contractor productivity in mind,” said Scott, Junkin, product manager. “Brazing has been used in HVAC systems for more than a century and takes years to master. With modern-day safety regulations and municipal codes requiring hot work permits, fire spotters, deactivating fire suppression systems, etc., brazing has become much more cumbersome and labor intensive.”

With the ZoomLock fittings, time is saved, consistency is improved, and there are significant increases in safety, resulting in total installation cost reduction that will be instantly seen in the bottom line on every job, Junkin said. “ZoomLock fittings have gone through extensive third-party tests for quality, durability, corrosion resistance, and ease of installation. We are thrilled to be recognized for this game changing product.”

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 20, 2015 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals. For more information and further coverage, visit www.achrnews.com.

Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Celebrating Grand Opening of its new Training Center in Washington, MO

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Washington, MO, November 20 – Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, recognized as a leading manufacturer of HVAC/R components is pleased to announce the grand opening of their new state of the art refrigeration system training center.

The new training center is designed to facilitate technical training on today’s modern refrigeration systems by offering both classroom and hands on activities. Sporlan’s knowledgeable staff consists of product managers, sales engineers, design engineers, and technicians. Sporlan offers a Specialist program, an extensive 3-day course in the new training center that includes tours of the manufacturing and test lab facilities, as well as product selection, application, teardown, rebuild and refrigeration system troubleshooting.

“Sporlan has a rich history of training the HVAC/R industry since our inception in 1934. Our training focuses on refrigeration system applications and troubleshooting for service technicians, distribution channel partners, and original equipment manufacturers. We have expanded our training to reach more of the industry by offering ChillSkills online courses, an updated 1 day Supermarket Systems Training, and the advanced 3 day Sporlan Specialist Program. This recent investment in our new training center represents the commitment Sporlan has to educating the industry, and solidifies our position as a leader in HVAC/R. ” said Ty Doyle, Sporlan’s General Manager.